The fascinating life of Jazz writer Jack Kerouac is brought to the stage to celebrate the centenary of his birth.
Sunday 30th October
Doors 6:00pm | Starts 7:00pm
16+ (Under 18's to be accompanied by an adult)
Tickets | £7.50 plus booking fee
Kerouac–and–all–that–jazz tells the story of Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation writer, whose classic novel, On The Road, was typed in three weeks in one dynamic outpouring on a single scroll of paper. On The Road changed the consciousness of the post-war generation.
In this play, Hull-based theatre company, Theatre On The Edge weave together the fascinating story of Kerouac’s search for happiness, happiness which he never found as he ended up sad and disillusioned. Perhaps we should remember him in the way he would have liked to be remembered: as a jazz poet, "blowing a long blues in an afternoon jam session on Sunday.”
This event is brought to you in partnership with Theatre On The Edge and East Marsh United.
Kerouac–and–all–that–jazz was first commissioned for the Humber Mouth Literary Festival in 2007, the year of the 50th anniversary of the publication of On The Road. It toured regionally and was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe to sell out audiences. Since then, Kerouac's work remains present as a major source of inspiration in popular culture. His face appears on Christian Dior sweatshirts, his book The Dharma Bums featured in the hit Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso, and British band The 1975 took their name from an inscribed copy of On The Road and have used the work as inspiration in their lyrics over their career.
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